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    No experience with these, but the 35% duty cycle...

    No experience with these, but the 35% duty cycle should speak volumes about how much welding you can do in heavy material (or aluminum). In my opinion, twice the money for a water-cooled torch on a...
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    Messaged you...
  3. Same thing, different name. Clamp a piece of...

    Same thing, different name.
    Clamp a piece of copper next to the weld (where/when practical) and use it to start the arc. Your tungsten will last longer.
  4. Maybe someone can tell me the difference between...

    Maybe someone can tell me the difference between "Lift" start and "Scratch" start?? I was thinking they are the same thing... If it doesn't have HF start, one will have to touch the tip to the work...
  5. Straight Argon, yes. Scratch start is only a pain...

    Straight Argon, yes. Scratch start is only a pain once you have used high freq. start. When it's all you have, you get used to it! :)
    I scratch start welded two complete tube chassis drag cars...
  6. It was not just fertilizer. The fertilizer part...

    It was not just fertilizer. The fertilizer part was used to "trigger" another, much more unstable chemical, which used to be readily available, but now is heavily regulated. The secondary chemical is...
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    The Southbend is what I have currently. It is way...

    The Southbend is what I have currently. It is way more sturdy and functional than the Grizzly another department I work with purchased, in my opinion... If I can convince the powers that be to allow...
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    best quality New lathe advice needed

    I need to replace a 1980's South Bend 14-1/2" x 8' lathe at work. It had been abused, and has too much play and wear on the ways. I would like to find a replacement which ideally would also have a...
  9. How much weight will it carry? Build some frame...

    How much weight will it carry? Build some frame rails from aluminum channel if heavy, or tube if lighter loads. Dexter and Redneck Trailer sell a lot of axles around here. Do Not use mobile home...
  10. H&H has made alum trailers of many types for...

    H&H has made alum trailers of many types for years, as well as Featherlight. Shouldn't be tough to figure it all out and make it work.
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    Messaged you.

    Messaged you.
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    There used to be a tool called the "Cam Doctor"...

    There used to be a tool called the "Cam Doctor" which would measure cam profiles. A quick google search shows this company is no longer in business, but there are others available now.
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    So then, I won't be finding one on my 2001...

    So then, I won't be finding one on my 2001 Dodge... :)
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    Enlighten me on what that is, and where it goes??...

    Enlighten me on what that is, and where it goes??
    (I just drive mine, I haven't had to fix anything that looks like that part) :)
  15. ...dragbike??

    ...dragbike??
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    …"New Machine day"??

    …"New Machine day"??
  17. No help for you, but I have good friends who work...

    No help for you, but I have good friends who work supervisory positions in UPS... One or two phone calls, and the package shows up at my door...
    All of my shipping headaches concern the USPS,...
  18. My 1995 model Thermal Dynamics plasma cutter has...

    My 1995 model Thermal Dynamics plasma cutter has a constant leak since new- I was told it is done that way on purpose, as a constant purge.
  19. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Re: Edelbrock… Years ago, I acquired a used...

    Re: Edelbrock…
    Years ago, I acquired a used Edelbrock Performer for my shop truck, and had a "time" trying to get it to run. I ended up calling Edelbrock tech support, and they sent me a small box...
  20. Thread: B&A Precision

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    That SX-5 is a sweet machine! I have the SX-5T at...

    That SX-5 is a sweet machine! I have the SX-5T at work, which I ordered based largely upon your "review" in these pages. It's more than I really need, but WAY better than the old 2 lung noisy water...
  21. Yes^^ Lexan, not plexiglass. Remove protective...

    Yes^^
    Lexan, not plexiglass. Remove protective covering, heat to 300 in oven, or with industrial heat gun, wrap around a form of some sort, and let cool. Sharp angles can be bent in an apron brake ...
  22. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Just my opinion, but if you are making "pew-pew"...

    Just my opinion, but if you are making "pew-pew" parts, the panic is gonna start up soon, as there is an election in 2020! :willy_nilly:
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    Have you checked with Greenway and Associates in...

    Have you checked with Greenway and Associates in Orange City, IA?
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    Tell Jon I said hello- he'll probably charge you...

    Tell Jon I said hello- he'll probably charge you more! :)
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    Way cool! Pitts are neat planes, and so are Cubs....

    Way cool! Pitts are neat planes, and so are Cubs.
    The reason I asked is because I am a checkride away from PPL, almost 3 years into, and 50 years behind, my dream to fly. LOL.
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